Women’s World Cup quarter final latest news, odds and free bets

Victory against Japan on Tuesday means that England Women go through to the quarter finals of the 2011 World Cup as winners of Group B and they have a winnable last eight match against France at Bayer Leverkusen’s ground on Saturday. England can be backed at 23/10 (Victor Chandler) to claim victory and they produced a strong performance to beat…

Victory against Japan on Tuesday means that England Women go through to the quarter finals of the 2011 World Cup as winners of Group B and they have a winnable last eight match against France at Bayer Leverkusen’s ground on Saturday.

England can be backed at 23/10 (Victor Chandler) to claim victory and they produced a strong performance to beat their Japanese opponents 2-0, with Hope Powell pleased with the fact that there has been five different scorers for the team so far.

The fact that Kelly Smith has not been among them is a surprise, although the team’s lynchpin is 5/1 with Coral (£25 free bet) to open the scoring in this match and there is a real belief among the squad that they can reach the final.

The French are 5/4 (Paddy Power – £100 free betting) to claim victory and Les Bleus beat Nigeria and Canada to earn a place in the quarter final before losing to hosts Germany in an entertaining 4-2 defeat.

Germany are now odds-on with every bookmaker to win the 2011 World Cup and it is hard to bet against them considering they have home advantage. Bet365 (£200 free bets) are one of the few holding odds of 10/11, although Brazil Women (9/2 Paddy Power) and USA Women (6/1 Ladbrokes) have also been going well.

Brazil and the States will meet in the quarter finals on Sunday, with America having been surprisingly beaten by Sweden in Group C which accounts for the fact that they have a tough draw.

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